Six undocumented Cuban migrants landed illegally on the Mona islet, in western Puerto Rico, U.S. authorities in San Juan reported Thursday.

The group arrived in Puerto Rico on Tuesday aboard a raft three meters (about 10 feet) long and were rescued from the barren islet by Border Patrol agents and U.S. Coast Guard personnel.

Because the Cubans managed to get onto solid ground and Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory they can take advantage of the Cuban Adjustment Act, which allows them to work in the United States legally and, after a year and a day, to apply for residence. EFE